We have visited Jaco many times and have stayed in several different hotels and a private house. This was our first time at Hotel Club del Mar and this place rose quickly to the top of our list. The location, at the extreme southern end of the Jaco beach, is removed from the noise and commotion of the Jaco parties, though the trucks on the highway occasionally rumble past.
The owner, Phillip, greeted us and conversed at length in passable Spanish with our group. He is from England and has run this place for the past 20 years. He was a gracious host and a good neighbor. He opened up his lawns to a school-sponsored surfing contest while we were there and his staff kept the kids under control. As hotel guests, we were not bothered except for the loud music which is all over Jaco anyway. And the next morning, there was no sign that 100 kids had been there 16 hours earlier. The place was spotless.
We had a condo unit plus a hotel room. Both rooms showed some age, but were clean and functional. The staff was attentive and friendly. The pool was nice, but the water was very warm, not refreshing at all, though the evaporation effect was nice.